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Jon Stewart Devotes the First Half of His Show to Our New National Pepper Spray Obsession

The Set

Jon Stewart is back from holiday hiatus and ready to take on the pepper spraying that occurred in his absence. Calling the toxic substance "the new car horn," Stewart covers the UC Davis and Black Friday incidents from angles heretofore unexplored by the media (somehow!). It helps that Stewart was out ahead of the pepper spray fad with the trailer for the Tony Bologna story starring Christopher Meloni, which still might be the funniest thing that happened on a late night TV show in 2011. The "Daily Show" team sure is good at breathing life into the news's dead horses when they come back from hiatus: